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Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is seeking a full-time Literacy Associate and Instructor to provide support to CMAA’s adult education program. The Literacy Associate and Instructor will assist with growing and coordinating CMAA’s volunteer literacy program as well as teach adult education classes.

The ideal candidate will display a deep commitment to offering high-quality services to the immigrant community. She, he or they will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle multiple projects independently. This position is an excellent opportunity to learn about and engage various ethnic and low-income communities and to contribute to a forward-thinking team dedicated to building a sustainable Adult Education and Workforce Department. Evening and weekend hours may be required for this position.


About Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based organization, dedicated to fostering the integration of the Pan-Asian immigrant and refugee community into U.S. culture. Established in 1981, CMAA has been a cornerstone of the Uptown community since then, providing programming for generations of low-income youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Adult Education and Workforce Department provides English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, Contextualized Healthcare Literacy Bridge, and Digital Literacy classes, and assists clients with transitioning into the workforce and further education, through workshops and individualized counseling.


Job Responsibilities

The Literacy Associate and Instructor is responsible for the following duties

Literacy Associate

• Matching adult education clients with volunteer tutors and providing support to volunteers 

• Engaging potential tutors through email and phone communication; processing tutor intakes and facilitating CMAA orientation sessions

• Maintaining a variety of up-to-date tutor resources, including a tutor handbook and online ESL resource list

• Entering and maintaining up-to-date client and volunteer data in agency-wide database and spreadsheets

• Assisting with quarterly grant reports and annual grant applications

• Coordinating in-service tutor training workshops; organizing tutor appreciation events

• Conducting outreach for CMAA’s adult education programming and recruiting volunteer tutors

• Assisting with registration and orientation periods for adult education clients and volunteers with the Senior Coordinator of Adult Literacy; conducting intakes and proctoring in-person and virtual literacy tests

• Attending professional development networking meetings as needed

• Other duties as assigned

Instructor

• Planning, organizing, and providing English-language and literacy classes to limited-English proficient adults at CMAA’s Chicago office, local partners’ sites, or virtually  

• Developing and delivering lesson plans that utilize a broad range of differentiated techniques, addressing Illinois ESL and/or ABE Content Standards and ensuring that learners meet or exceed state-wide program metrics

• Monitoring student attendance, goals, referrals, and testing; administering assessments for the purpose of evaluating student progress; working with CMAA staff to ensure that students are able to access a wide array of support services

• Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies

We’re seeking candidates who are passionate about working with immigrant communities and excel in relationship building. You should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree (required)
  • A commitment to meeting a high bar and a strong interest in working with a limited English proficient population
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member, demonstrating cultural sensitivity to constituents 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects and a demonstrated ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to complete work remotely as needed; access to reliable internet


Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is seeking a full-time Literacy Associate and Instructor to provide support to CMAA’s adult education program. The Literacy Associate and Instructor will assist with growing and coordinating CMAA’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    September 14, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

USD 32,000 - USD 35,000

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Government Facilitated Retirement Plan (IL Secure Choice)
  • Paid Leave (Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Personal)
  • Health Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Government Facilitated Retirement Plan (IL Secure Choice)
  • Paid Leave (Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Personal)

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in a second language is preferred, especially Amharic, Cantonese, Mandarin, and/or Vietnamese


Fluency in a second language is preferred, especially Amharic, Cantonese, Mandarin, and/or Vietnamese


Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
1016 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

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